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Denis, F C

Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt

Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 13 September 1918 Roll of Honour.

Mr & Mrs Denis of 26 Albert Street received yesterday the news of the death in France on 5th September from gun shot wounds of their only surviving son, Private F C Denis of the Devonshire Regiment. The deceased, who was only 18 when he met his death, was formerly employed by Messrs Cooper & Co, the tea merchants formerly of Waterloo Street now of Halkett Place, and joined up on 5 July 1917. The sympathy of all will be extended to Mr & Mrs Denis, their eldest son Private W Denis, who was also in the Devons, was killed in June 1916 and what makes the circumstances attending the death of the younger son so painful is that the sad news was received in reply to an application that he should be allowed to come to Jersey to see his mother who is very seriously ill. At the time of the sending of the application it was not known that anything had happened to him, but yesterday after receipt of the telegram a card was delivered by the postman stating that he was wounded, whilst a letter was received from the Chaplain of his Regiment giving news of his death.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Frederick Charles Denis

Rifleman Frederick Charles Denis
1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment

Commemorated on Halkett Place Primary School Memorial

Second son of Frederick & Ada Florence Denis of 26 Albert Street, St Helier, Jersey.
One of two brothers who both fell. Brother of Private William James Denis.

Died of wounds, aged 18 years.

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 13 September 1918


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